PTP increase container handling productivity by using ARL RTG tools

Port of Tanjung Pelepas, PTP deploy suite of ARL tools for RTG & yard block management; the RTG Deployer, the RTG Dispatcher and the Yard Clash Predictor.
Sept. 16, 2009 - PRLog -- The RTG Deployer calculates the amount of RTGs needed on the yard for the next shifts based on the terminal’s set target productivity taking the planned and yet un-planned quay crane moves into account. The RTG Dispatcher produces optimized RTG dispatching instructions in real time assuring maximum utilization of all RTGs on the yard by using sophisticated math optimization algorithms. The Yard Clash Predictor concludes, if the currently planned sequence of quay crane moves will result in derived yard clashes, and prompts the terminal to re-plan and eliminate the yard clashes well in advance, securing an un-interrupted quay crane operation.

The optimization tools read the data updated in the Terminal Operating System and constantly apply optimization algorithms to offer the best possible planning and execution scenarios to the operator.

Better planning and optimized operational execution result in less fuel and maintenance expenses, minimal idle time for RTGs on the yard, no delays in quay crane, vessel, rail, or gate operations, and an optimal number of RTGs deployed even during peak times. Planning teams can deploy a low amount of RTGs, yet sufficient to perform all planned moves without delays.

PTP, South East Asia's fastest growing port, is strategically located at the southwest shoulder of Johor, Malaysia, with a minimum diversion time from the confluence of the main international shipping lanes. The port's location presents significant geographical advantages through its deep waters, sheltered bay and wide access channel. PTP is already the user of ARL’s Berthing Planner and Resource Demand Manager.

The ARL tools have allowed PTP to try out some variants of deployment and management of the RTG fleet in a reliable and predictable manner, resulting in a significantly higher RTG productivity, eventually enabling the experienced and skilled planning teams to focus on exception management to a much higher degree, rather than being instrumental in executing the day-to-day planning and operations monitoring. The direct savings resulting from the increased productivity has paid back PTP’s initial investment in a matter of weeks.
“We are happy to deliver these RTG & yard management optimization tools to PTP and highly appreciate the contribution PTP has made during the development phase. PTP’s aggressive quest for continuous improvement of the terminal efficiency has been a major contributing factor for us now releasing these tools to the market” adds and ARL Consulting Director & CEO, Rene Bendt.

For additional information on the ARL RTG Deployer, the ARL RTG Dispatcher and the ARL Yard Clash Predictor, contact Evgeny Drokov or visit, where interested parties can register for an on-line presentation.


Hong Kong based Limited provides innovative and configurable e-Services to the global transportation community. e-Services are developed, hosted and supported by ARL Consulting B.V.

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About ARL Consulting

Rotterdam, Netherlands based ARL Consulting B.V.  develops leading edge IT-solutions and offer IT-services to individual shipping & transport industry leaders.

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ARL Contact

Evgeny Drokov
Phone: +31 641 348080

PTP Contact

Yasmin Kristensen, Chief Process Officer Phone: +607 504 2222

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